Demand For Physical Therapists On The Rise

As the U.S. population ages and more soldiers fight wars abroad, demand for physical therapists remains strong and is expected to increase.  Business Week reports that according to a new study naming the most in-demand occupations in the country conducted by the job search Web site SimplyHired.com, physical therapists ranked in the Top 3 in 29 out of 40 metro areas. Meanwhile, physical therapist assistants were in the Top 3 spots in nine metro areas. The study confirms data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which predicted that demand for physical therapists would grow 27 percent between 2006 and 2017.

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